May 4 Mea Culpa
When I went to bed after midnight on May 3, something made me think that I had something to do on May 4, but there weren’t any calendar entries for that date.
Just as I hit the light switch, I knew that I’d be greeted by an email from old friend and former chief photographer John J. Lopinot.
Like expected, it was there first thing in the morning: “Never forget: 49 years ago today! We are getting old….. “
It WAS the 49th anniversary of the National Guard killings at Kent State, and for the first time, it HAD slipped my memory. I hadn’t completely forgotten the event because Curator Jessica and I had been trading emails about how we were going to handle the 50th anniversary, but May had crept up on me unexpectedly.
Postings for the years I DIDN’T forget May 4
- An overview of the protest movement before and after Kent State
- Thinking about Kent State in 2012
- OU students in 2013 didn’t know school closed because of riots in 1970
- Birth of the student rights movement
- Martin Luther King National Day of Mourning
- Tessa, Mitchell, Alex and Amanda remember the day differently
- Carl McIntire’s pro-war march in Washington, D.C.
- A protest over dress codes in Cape in 1967
- The faces of Cape’s Occupy movement in 2011
- Dean Kahler talks about being shot by the National Guard
- A scruffy student and a bemused Ohio trooper
- Chubb Library takeover